The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program at The Australian National University will be hosting the inaugural State of the Pacific conference on 25-26 June 2013 in Canberra.
The aim of the conference is to bring together academics, parliamentarians, policy makers, business leaders, civil society representatives and the media to share and discuss policy-relevant issues and research on and about the Pacific region. The conference will be structured around the following three themes:
- State of Democracy (elections, new states, constitutions…);
- Challenges Facing Small Island States (viability, climate change, migration…) and
- Land (including livelihoods and food security)
In addition there will be a session on New Directions in Research to showcase recent PhD research and other new research initiatives on Pacific themes. More information will be available shortly through the SSGM website and you may keep informed by liking or following us or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!